The imminent maiden voyage of the ‘Queen
Mary’ prompted two more special numbers.
The first ‘Queen Mary’ number of February
(Appendix List No. 110)
anticipated the King’s visit to Clydebank on March 5th to inspect
the new liner before she proceeded down the Clyde to sail to Southampton
where the installation of her luxurious fittings would be completed.
This issue shows several unusual aspects of the liner - the animal enclosure
for passengers’ pets, a vertical view inside the hollow fore-mast,
the mural decorations and carvings and the innovations connected with
the bridge, the steering-wheel and lifeboats. A four page panorama pull-out,
a coloured diagrammatic view of the interior of the ship by C. H. Davis,
emphasizes the ship’s size, speed and stability.
The front cover of the magazine has the same illustration as the issue
of September 29th 1934, but in much darker blues, reds and greens. This
is issue number 5054, vol. 188, pages 349-388, measuring 37 x 26 cm and
priced at one shilling.
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